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Trx300FW Oil & Filter advice

Hey guys.

Two Quick questions

1)
I bought a filter today locally, Fram CH6015, and it was $8 + tax

What filters do you use that are reasonable and whats your thoughts on just using these china filters just to have one?

Normal, i would never consider using cheap filters (like in cars), but I am curious if on ATV's its "OK" due to much more simplicity of engines.
Heck, my old TRX200SX did not even have an oil filter just the in engine screen, is buying a "premium brand name" filter worth it?

Example: 12 filters for $16
https://www.ebay.com/itm/323423108654
Supposed (air quotes on that) to filter to 10 microns.

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2)
Do TRX300FW ATV's burn oil or have a leaking issue?

I changed my filter/oil today, Full synthetic 10w-40 for first time in 4 years (long time, but moderately low use, + i use full synth) and noticed I has some oil on the bottom of the engine on the back side. I checked the oil level before changing it, and i was at the bottom of the stick.
Do you think its a leak, and if so, any common places they leak from?

In all honesty, I believe she still has the OEM gaskets, IDK if they disintegrate over time naturally, maybe its leaking through there?

The only other thing i could think of is that the full synthetic is to "thin" for the engine gaskets/drain bolt and its leaking extremely slowly.

Thoughts?

Thanks as always!

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Don't let Shadetree see you say you're using china filters! He'll loose his mind...

I personally only use Honda Filters & Oil.. Always have in all my machines. As fas as a 300 leaking? Of course they can, depends on a lot here. Every machine is different. Yes they can burn oil if your rings are gone, valve stem seals, ect... If your motor has never been apart anything is possible...
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china filters ??????????..HOW DARE YOU IN A HONDA !..LOL. I use nothing but oil filters from honda, my local dealership sells them for about 6 or 7 bucks, worth it to me !. find the source of the leak.
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Don't let Shadetree see you say you're using china filters! He'll loose his mind...

I personally only use Honda Filters & Oil.. Always have in all my machines. As fas as a 300 leaking? Of course they can, depends on a lot here. Every machine is different. Yes they can burn oil if your rings are gone, valve stem seals, ect... If your motor has never been apart anything is possible...
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china filters ??????????..HOW DARE YOU IN A HONDA !..LOL. I use nothing but oil filters from honda, my local dealership sells them for about 6 or 7 bucks, worth it to me !. find the source of the leak.
HEHE :P Guess i set Shadetree off with that one.

Do you use conventional or synthetic oil? The manual does not say which to use, so i used synthetic the last 2 oil changes.
I am still going to try to locate that leak, but do you in part think it is due to synthetic oil being "thinner" than conventional that is in part the problem, or jsut wear and tear on the piston rings allowing by-pass so its burning up slowly?

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Yall are doing it wrong.

Go to rockauto.com, order Wix 24944. $4.70 each at the moment, and Wix makes a very high quality filter.

Shipping will eat your up on Rockauto, so I order 6-8-10 at a time to get as many as I can on the flat shipping fee.
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Any thought on the Hiflo Premium Oil Filter HF113 ?

I can find them for $3 ea with $7 flat rate shipping.

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Any thought on the Hiflo Premium Oil Filter HF113 ?

I can find them for $3 ea with $7 flat rate shipping.
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum...&Number=944663

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum...Number=2268731

Seem to have a good rep with the oil nerds on BITOG. Where are you finding them for $3?
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Any thought on the Hiflo Premium Oil Filter HF113 ?

I can find them for $3 ea with $7 flat rate shipping.
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum...&Number=944663

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum...Number=2268731

Seem to have a good rep with the oil nerds on BITOG. Where are you finding them for $3?
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...ilter-p?v=1797

bought 12 for $45.44 after shipping and tax (1/4 the cost).
Should last me quite a while

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Don't let Shadetree see you say you're using china filters! He'll loose his mind...

I personally only use Honda Filters & Oil.. Always have in all my machines. As fas as a 300 leaking? Of course they can, depends on a lot here. Every machine is different. Yes they can burn oil if your rings are gone, valve stem seals, ect... If your motor has never been apart anything is possible...
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china filters ??????????..HOW DARE YOU IN A HONDA !..LOL. I use nothing but oil filters from honda, my local dealership sells them for about 6 or 7 bucks, worth it to me !. find the source of the leak.
HEHE :P Guess i set Shadetree off with that one.

Do you use conventional or synthetic oil? The manual does not say which to use, so i used synthetic the last 2 oil changes.
I am still going to try to locate that leak, but do you in part think it is due to synthetic oil being "thinner" than conventional that is in part the problem, or jsut wear and tear on the piston rings allowing by-pass so its burning up slowly?
full synthetic , castrol 10w-40 or 10w-30, wet clutch approved only !.
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Yall are doing it wrong.

Go to rockauto.com, order Wix 24944. $4.70 each at the moment, and Wix makes a very high quality filter.

Shipping will eat your up on Rockauto, so I order 6-8-10 at a time to get as many as I can on the flat shipping fee.
nope, not doing it wrong, it does not cost me shipping to stop by my honda dealership..lol. I dont do a ton of oil changes, so no need in buying more than 1 filter..right ?..lol.
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